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A man worked for the Post Office and his job was to process any mail bearing an inaccurate or illegible address.
One day, a letter came, written in shaky handwriting to God, but with no actual address. He opened it to see what it was all about.
The letter read:
I am an 81 year old widow, living on a very small income. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It contained $100, which, which was all the money I had until my next payment arrives on pension day.
This coming Sunday I had arranged to invite my two closest friends over for dinner. Without this money, I've nothing to buy food with. I haven't any family to turn to, and you're my only hope. Can you please help me?
The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all his colleagues and each one dug into their pocket or purse and came up with a few dollars. By the time he made the rounds, he'd collected $91, which he quickly put into an envelope and sent to Agnes.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm, inner glow thinking of Agnes Jackson and the dinner she'd be able to serve her friends.
Sunday came and went.
Some days later, another letter arrived from Agnes Jackson to God. All the workers gathered round while the letter was opened.
I just cannot thank you enough for what you did. Because of your gift of love, I was able to arrange a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a really nice day and I told all my friends about your miraculous gesture.
Bless you Lord,
PS: Incidentally, there was $9 missing, but I think it may have been those thieving bastards at the post office!
Nancy Reagan's Letter of Forgiveness to John Hinckley:
People could all learn so much from this elegant and gracious 90+ year-old lady.
You might recall that John Hinckley was the seriously deluded and deranged young man who shot President Reagan in 1981.
Hinckley was absolutely obsessed with the movie star Jodie Foster and, inside his twisted head, he loved her so much that, to make himself well thought of by her, he decided to assassinate President Reagan. But his mission was destined to fail - the President was badly wounded but he survived the attempt on his life.
There is now some speculation that Hinckley might soon be released, having been considered rehabilitated. Consequently, you will all appreciate the following letter from Nancy Reagan, addressed to Hinckley:
To: John Hinckley
From: Ms Reagan
My family and I wanted to drop you a short note to let you know how pleased we are with the great strides you are making towards your recovery.
In accordance with our country's spirit of understanding and forgiveness, we wanted you to know that we bear no grudge against you for shooting President Reagan.
We are fully aware that extreme mental distress and pain could well have driven you to commit this act of desperation.
We are confident that you will soon make a full recovery and return to your family to rejoin the world as a healthy and productive man.
Nancy Reagan and Family
P.S. While you have been incarcerated, President Barack Obama has been banging Jodie Foster like a screen door in a tornado. You might want to look into that.